Mokokchung, 21 January (MTNews): A group of 20 school students along with 5 teachers from three schools participated in the first edition Happy Trail of Wipro earthian Trekking and Camping for Nagaland Chapter Wipro earthian team, an update received here said.
The camp and trekking was held in Kangtsung, Tuli under Mokokchung district from January 16 to 20 January 2024 for three nights and four days. The program was funded by the Wipro foundation and is organized by Community Educational Centre Society (CECS). The aim of the program is to provide immersive nature education through exploration of verdant scenery, rivers, indigenous flora and cultural traditions, along with the narratives of the local community.
“Activities were classified into three categories namely Guided by nature’s wisdom from subject experts, bridging generations through Nature’s tapestry connect and crafting traditions by indulging oneself unleashing their creativity,” the update said.
Outdoor enthusiast Nayantara Siruguri, Nature Educator NCF during her nature walks session encouraged the participants to immerse their mind and body with nature “to understand what we’ve been missing juggling with our busy schedule and let out one’s own senses to engross what surrounds us.”
Juvi Kinimi, a student from Rincho academy shared her experience: “As a student I’ve participated in many school activities but trekking and camping is my first time experience; during the stay I’ve learnt many things such setting up own tent, making new friends, cooking in bamboo, trekking through the jungle, nature walk, visit to tea gardens and farms,” adding that these were few activities that she enjoyed the most. “The four-day long journey was full of adventure.”
“The program was a success, as the students and teachers gained valuable insights and confidence about nature in depth,” the update added.